RAHUL DA CUNHA NEWS

  • Child of war

    Child of war

    I am Gaza. I am Palestine. I am Beirut. I am Baghdad. I am Tripoli. I am Teheran. I am Tel Aviv. I am Damascus. I am damned. I am doomed

  • Mask and you shall receive

    Mask and you shall receive

    The other night Zorro, Phantom, the Lone Ranger and I went to PVR (Juhu) to watch Sallubhai's new blockbuster KICK

  • I, me, myselfie

    I, me, myselfie

    When was the first ever selfie taken? Selfologists reckon that the art of 'shooting oneself' has been practised ever since
    vanity existed

  • Statues are statutory!

    Statues are statutory!

    Enough is enough. I’m going to come right out and say it. I want a large prominent statue erected of myself, somewhere in South Mumbai

  • The stresses of the super-rich

    The stresses of the super-rich

    So another vital week is winding down. Sadly the World Cup is coming to an end

  • Live and let live (with prejudice)

    Live and let live (with prejudice)

    For years, I’ve written in restaurants. People-watching helps me build characters. Fragments of dialogue helps my prose. My usual hangouts are spaces I frequented as a teenager

  • I am 83, going on 84

    I am 83, going on 84

    It wasn't Alzheimers. It wasn't Parkinsons. It was nothing debilitating or death enhancing. No sign of cancer, no clot in the brain, his cardiovascular situation was healthy

  • Have we just lost it? (And other rhetorical questions)

    Have we just lost it? (And other rhetorical questions)

    What a week it’s been. Full of violence, ambition, politics, deceit, land grabbing

  • And they wait

    And they wait

    He comes from Virar. He comes from Vashi. He comes from the distant suburbs to South Mumbai in a train — crushed, cramped, creases being added to his already lined forehead

  • The city that never speaks

    The city that never speaks

    Five yellow-and-black cabs refuse to stop, almost running me over

  • Lights, camera, auction!

    Lights, camera, auction!

    So our new union government moves into office, ready to pull mother Bharat back from the precipice.

  • Dear NaBro

    Dear NaBro

    Dear NaBro, Kem cho, sahib? First of all, congrats. No one expected such a landslide victory. Bhajapmanship truly at its most dominant

  • So, what's the meaning of Muthalik?

    So, what's the meaning of Muthalik?

    And so our newspapers, air waves and social media are just full of election news, who’s won from which constituency, how will the entire plan pan out, a whole bunch of characters clamouring for a position or post in the recent landslide victory.

  • Be an Axe-lover

    Be an Axe-lover

    I used to suffer from a severe lack of self-confidence and self-esteem.

  • I am the darkness

    I am the darkness

    I am the darkness, I am in the shadows

  • 18 till I die !

    18 till I die !

    Varun Khanna, aged 18, stood in the serpentine queue. His first adult franchise. Mumbai had turned out in decent numbers, he felt

  • R.I.P Knight In White Satin

    R.I.P Knight In White Satin

    Nandu Bhende passed away last week. I didn’t know him well. But his father, thespian Atmaram was a strong early influence.

  • Thumbs up to dumbed down?

    Thumbs up to dumbed down?

    I’m writing a book. Moron 1 asks me, “Accha who’s bought the movie rights? Karan Johar?

  • The rise and fall of the Empire

    The rise and fall of the Empire

    As a 13-year-old, I was blessed with the most vital aspect of early teenagehood — facial hair. The beginnings of a reasonable-sized moustache was the envy of all my schoolmates.

  • The Accused and the Almighty

    The Accused and the Almighty

    Mohammed Salim Ansari placed his taqiya on his head and carefully adjusted it in the broken mirror on the pista-coloured wall, overlooking the Dhobi Ghat.